Today we feature two NBA Superstars who have books!
Chris Paul, CP3, who plays for the Phoenix Suns, wrote a story based on himself and his brother growing up in Winston-Salem, NC. Chris worries that he is too short to make the basketball team. His family gives him helpful advice as he goes through the week anxious about try outs. Will he make the team?
The Wizenard Series: Season One, created by Kobe Bryant and written by Wesley King, is the story of a kid named Reggie, an orphan who lives with his Grandma, who lives to play basketball. A benchwarmer on the worst team in the league has a new coach, Rolabi Wizenar, who gives him the advice to manage his emotions productively, so they don’t break him. Supernatural breakthroughs during practice and action-packed high energy, throughout the story, corresponds to the emotional roller coaster that the protagonist, Reggie endures.
Kareem Abdul-Jabar is also an athlete-author. Check out our previous post about him.
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